For Professionals: 8 Articles

Information, activities, and advice about mindfulness for professionals and caregivers

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Breathing Exercises for Kids

Our breathing is directly related to our emotions. When we are nervous, our breathing is fast and noisy. When we are calm, it becomes slow and harmonious. In tense moments, if we know how to control breathing, we can react with serenity. How often do we want to calm ourselves but do not know how to do it? How often do we want to concentrate but have a thousand ideas racing around our head? How often do we want to sleep but the stress of tomorrow consumes our thoughts?

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Breathing Exercises for Kids 2018-04-19T13:48:17+00:00
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Teaching Kids to Meditate

Just like adults, children and teenagers may benefit from meditation as part of an overall mindfulness practice—but getting them to be open and receptive to practicing meditation may take some effort on the part of parents. Keep reading for tips on how to introduce and teach meditation to children and teens.

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Teaching Kids to Meditate 2018-04-19T11:05:13+00:00
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Using Mindsight to Explore Your Emotions

Take a minute right now to pay attention to what’s going on around you. What do you hear or see? Do you notice anything new? Now, turn your attention inward. What are you thinking, and how do you feel? Mindfulness—as you just experienced—is tuning into yourself and paying attention to the present moment without judging or analyzing what you are thinking or feeling. Although it seems quite simple, it is not easy. Our busy minds are constantly darting and drifting, telling stories about what has happened in the past and what might happen in the future.

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Using Mindsight to Explore Your Emotions 2018-04-18T12:27:16+00:00